April

April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

During the cooler months it’s time to seek warmth, rest and introspection. Longer cooking methods like stewing and baking help to move our energy inward and [...]

By |2019-09-18T13:02:21+00:00September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

The Energetics Of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Autumn is here which means pumpkins and pumpkin pie spice.  So what makes up the sweet warm combination that spice lovers seem to lose their collective minds over each [...]

Playing With Pumpkins & Winter Squash

“Squash would be great for you to eat.”  It's a common recommendation that I make.  And for good reason. Pumpkins and winter squash are the perfect food for strengthening [...]

Baked Spaghetti Squash Parmigiana

A great way to use the season’s beautiful spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is also a great alternative if you can’t eat or need to avoid [...]

By |2019-09-11T14:27:22+00:00September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

April’s Autumn Special

Autumn is here! This is the season of the Metal element and its organs the Lungs and Colon.  It can be a particularly difficult seasonal transition for many as [...]

By |2019-09-11T13:37:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Announcements, Asian Medicine Blog, Specials|0 Comments

Class: 5 Flavors & 5 Seasons – An Introduction To Food Energetics

 $225 - 8 Hours 2 Mondays, October 28 & November 4th, 4 -8 pm. Class is live online and recorded for those who cannot attend live. I am passionate [...]

By |2019-09-13T14:54:34+00:00September 9th, 2019|BLOGS, Classes|0 Comments

Autumn–Eating With The Seasons

Eating in Autumn Autumn corresponds to the Metal element in the 5 Element theory of Asian (Chinese) medicine and rules the Lungs and Colon.    To embrace Autumn choose [...]

Autumn’s Energetics–The Season Of The Metal Element

Autumn's arrival shifts the Qi that had been expanding outward (Yang) in the Summer to begin to shift inward (Yin).  We glide through Late Summer at the equinox and [...]

Spice It Up! Pungent–The Flavor Of The Metal Element

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, peppers and curry--who doesn't love a little spice? The spicy (or pungent) flavor is a huge category and they range from cool pungents to hot pungents. [...]

Nuts! A Look At The Energetics Of Nuts

Late summer to early winter is the peak harvest time for nuts. Nature's little powerhouses, nuts possess all the energy, nutrients and materials to create a towering, strong tree, [...]